Monday, October 18, 2010
This Week at the City Bar
Around the Bar
Upcoming Highlights
City Bar in the News
This Week at the City Bar

Tuesday, 6 PM – 9 PM, CLE
SEC Enforcement Actions: Understanding the Legal and Equitable Remedies that the SEC Can Use Against Your Clients

Wednesday, 6 PM - 9 PM, CLE
Crossing State Borders in Trust and Estate Law: What the New York Practitioner Needs to Know About Florida, New Jersey, Delaware, and Connecticut

Wednesday, 7 PM, Event
“The Future of White Collar Enforcement: A Prosecutor's View”--Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the SDNY

Thursday, 12:30 PM – 2 PM, Event
Growing Your Practice: Putting Together a Practice That Works for You

Thursday, 6 PM – 8 PM, Event
Books at the Bar - Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power

Friday, 9 AM – 12:30 PM, CLE
Accounting for Lawyers 2: Beyond the Balance Sheet, Red Flags 2010

Around the Bar
City Bar Hosts Program and Reception for 2010 International LL.M. Candidates

Panelists spoke on how they came to be involved in international practice, and offered advice on effective contact-making. Candidates had the opportunity to meet, mingle, and network with both panelists and City Bar leaders. Speakers included Mark R. Shulman, Chair, City Bar Council on International Affairs; Michael H. Byowitz, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Lucy Martinez, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP; Hon. Delissa A. Ridgway, Judge, U.S. Court of International Trade; and City Bar President Samuel W. Seymour.

Upcoming Highlights
Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, will speak at the New York City Bar Association on October 20th at 7:00 p.m.
His topic will be: "The Future of White Collar Enforcement: A Prosecutor's View." The speech will be followed by a reception.
Admission is free, but we ask that all attendees register here.

Dodd-Frank and Other International Developments Affecting the Global Financial System After the Crisis
The global financial crisis has sparked sweeping changes in the regulation of the financial system. The New York City Bar has organized a two-day event to discuss developments in key areas, including: capital, resolution, regulation, proprietary trading, derivatives and compensation. This program is targeted to inside and outside legal counsel, consultants, financial professionals and members of the regulatory and academic communities.
Day One: Wednesday, October 27, 1 PM ¡V 5:45 PM (Reception to follow)
Day Two: Wednesday, October 28, 9 AM ¡V 1:30 PM

For more information, or to register for this event, click here.

Seventh Annual Law Practice Management Symposium: “Sowing the Seeds of a Successful Small Law Practice and Making it Bloom”
This year’s symposium, co-hosted by the New York Law Journal, will focus on how solo and small firm practitioners can start, maintain and grow their firms most efficiently during an uncertain economic climate. The workshops, which will be divided into two tracks, will include information on office space, entity choice, attorney advertising, malpractice insurance, marketing and networking “on and offline” and billing practices. Learn how to start and grow your small law firm while minimizing overhead, how to promote it without running into trouble and how to increase your client base. In addition to attending the sessions you can get advice from the Small Business Administration, discuss your office needs with vendors who cater to small law firms, and brainstorm with experienced solo practitioners in our “Seasoned Solo” Drop-In Center.
Thursday, November 4, 2010, 8:30 AM - 5 PM
For more information, or to register for this event, click here.

City Bar in the News
New York Law Journal, October 8, 2010
The Price of Discovery in New York Courts
“Under New York law, litigants bear the burden of financing their own lawsuits, and parties seeking discovery of documents assume the costs associated with the opposition's production¡K.[In Footnote 1] An excellent canvass of the case law in this area is found in ‘The Manual for State Trial Courts Regarding Electronic Discovery Cost-Allocation,’ authored by the Joint E-Discovery Subcommittee of the New York City Bar.”

Brooklyn Daily Eagle, October 5, 2010
Lawyers Leave the Courtroom to Litigate On Stage in ‘The Last Lafayette’
“44TH STREET ¡V The New York City Bar Association came together with their entertainment committee last week to present Myron D. Cohen¡¦s new musical, ‘The Last Lafayette.’ ¡KPerformed in the Great Hall of the Association, with portraits of past City Bar presidents watching from the walls, the talented members of the bench and bar took the stage¡K.The Entertainment Committee has been part of the cultural life at the City Bar for more than half a century. Martha Cohen Stine, who graduated from the former Berkeley Institute in Park Slope, is the current chair of the committee. Myron D. Cohen, who is known as the ‘Mel Brooks’ of the Bar Association, has been writing scripts for the City Bar for more than 30 years.”

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